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Manchester Gets $3.7M From HUD To Remediate Lead Paint In Low-Income Housing

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

The federal government will give Manchester $3.7 million to address lead paint issues in city homes.

The money comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of grants given out across the country.

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation praised the funding as a way to help vulnerable families in the city's oldest housing.

“This funding will allow the City of Manchester to perform healthy home assessments and address lead hazards in 180 housing units to ensure the safety and security of low and very low-income families with children,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office says in a statement.

New Hampshire will also put new programs into effect next year to help landlords fix lead hazards and to encourage lead testing in children.

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